I love fall. Most days I walk and bike the rustic roads around Barnesville, watching the subtle color changes in the hedgerows, fields and on Sugarloaf Mountain. Recently, I biked with Montgomery Countryside Alliance in the 'Ride for the Reserve'. We were on rustic roads throughout the Ag Reserve, starting out the morning in a misty rain that turned into a sunny afternoon. As I rode in the changing light, familiar scenes came into view and I kept saying to myself, "I have got to paint this."
That thought doesn't always turn into a drawing or painting. Sometimes it is better to soak it up and think of it later when working on a similar landscape drawing or painting. I love to watch the colors changing on the hillsides and in the agricultural fields. Then daydream about how the changing light and temperature are creating this fall tapestry.